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Sunnyvale Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Suspect Admits to Intentionally Causing Crash

Sunnyvale Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Suspect Admits to Intentionally Causing Crash

One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured on March 31 in Sunnyvale when an Acura driver crossed double yellow lines, accelerated, and rammed into the two as they were crossing a street. Now, the driver has reportedly admitted to police that he intentionally plowed into the pedestrians, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

The man has been charged with murder and other criminal charges for the incident, but it was not revealed if he told police the motive for his crime. After striking the two and then driving the wrong way on the street and running a red light, the man fled the scene and caused another collision in Los Altos approximately eight minutes later with an SUV after driving on the wrong side of the road and abruptly turning and striking the vehicle in the rear passenger side.

Following the second crash, the man called 9-1-1 to tell them he was who they were looking for, but then became combative after his arrest and struck four officers. Later still, he waived his Miranda rights and admitted to the hit-and-run. The injured pedestrian involved in the Sunnyvale fatal car crash is currently in a medically-induced coma.

Often, victims of violent crime do not consider that they are eligible to seek financial compensation for their losses from the responsible party. While personal injury and criminal cases are separate, a conviction in a criminal trial can often make it easier for a victim to find proper compensation. Justice in a criminal case is often not enough, as it does not aid a victim in recovering from the damage he or she suffered from criminal activities.

If you have been injured due to the negligent, reckless, or even intentional actions of a driver, you have the right to compensation. The Sunnyvale pedestrian injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can assist you in winning fair and full compensation for your losses and injuries and hold the at-fault party responsible, whether or not they are convicted for a crime. Call our offices today for a consultation at (800) 900-0863.